§ Mr. STEPHEN COLLINS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he can state what class, not inferior to the Second Division, as promised in the regulations, new class assistant clerks in the Customs Statistical Office are eligible for promotion to; how many of these clerks are at present eligible by service for promotion; how many have been promoted; and when the promise made to assistant clerks in the Statistical Office, contained in the Treasury letter 14756/1899, of a prospect of advancement not inferior to that enjoyed by similar officers elsewhere will be fulfilled?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
The number of new class assistant clerks in the Statistical Office at present eligible by service for promotion is 101; the number who have received promotion is thirteen, and a fourteenth is under nomination for promotion. In regard to the remaining points in the question, I beg to refer the hon. Member to the replies I gave to the hon. Members for the Tottenham Division of Middlesex and the St. Patrick's Division of Dublin on the 30th ultimo and the 2nd instant respectively.